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Hey Nick have you ever seen a drum kit before?
on 8 January 2017
Has Nick Mason just discovered a drum kit? After watching this several times I cannot but focus on just how appalling Nick Mason's drumming is. It looks like he has just walked on stage and someone has said, "right Nick grab these 2 sticks and hit those drum things and cymbals" He is so stiff, has no sense of timing or feeling is so cumbersome its like watching a 90 year old playing drums. This is quite amazing as having watched Live at Pompeii numerous times Mason is a decent drummer with rhythm and is very fluid playing the drums
As for the DVD, sound and picture quality is OK nothing special. Song choice is a little curious on side 1 as it is many from the Division Bell.
I found the large graphic screen to be a little off putting, I prefer to the see the camera focus on the band although I appreciate the graphics are all part of the PF experience
Some decent solos from Gilmour, Comfortably Numb is particularly enjoyable. Curiously enough I actually enjoyed the 3 song run on side 1 with Coming back to life a highlight
As for the rest of the band, Rick Wright and John Carin compliment each other, Guy Pratt on bass lives up to his surname, bass players should be mean and moody, not like someone on speed bouncing about the place,Tim Renwick and Dick Parry 2 seasoned professional muicians. Gary Wallis on drums is very like Pratt bouncing all over the place. Backing singers are OK particularly regular singer Durga McBroom, ( what a great name). As well as a decent singer she oooooozes sensuality with her movements. She is also fabulous on Live in Venice with another amazing sensual mover Rachel Fury
Overall a decent DVD but without Roger its just not PF